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Body Talk with Jamir of Slapshock

FUNFARE - Ricky Lo - The Philippine Star

By this time, Jamir Garcia and the four other members of the hard-rock band Slapshock should be recording an album for international release for Jeepney Label, the company owned and managed by Alan Pineda (a.k.a. apl.de.ap of Black Eyed Peas). The band was staying in the US for about a month, initially to record the first single slated to be released before end of this year, with the whole album of seven songs early next year.

The band’s plan was to spend the Halloween in Las Vegas before coming home for their gigs for the rest of 2013.

Before the Slapshock left, Funfare did a “body talk” with Jamir, lead vocalist of the band.

What kind of diet do you follow?

“I’m easy on the rice. It’s more of less rice, I stick to one cup a day. Since I’m a late riser, I don’t eat breakfast.”

What’s usually for lunch and dinner?

“For lunch, I eat Pacam. For dinner, chicken soup, sinigang or lumpiang shanghai.”

What food do you always crave for, what food you do avoid?

“I crave for green mango with super delicious bagoong. I try to avoid durian.”

Any snacks between meals?

“No snacks.”

How much water do you take per day (soda, coffee, tea or energy drinks)?

“Eight glasses of water a day. I drink coffee and any kind of juice. I used to smoke but I quit already because it’s taking a toll on my singing. I haven’t smoked in the last 10 years.”

What vitamins do you take?

“Vitamin C and Centrum.”

What workout do you do?

“I do boxing every other day. I also play basketball. Every Monday, my bandmates and I make it a point to play basketball. Monday is strictly reserved for basketball.”

What part of your body needs improvement?

“My stomach.”

What part of your body is most vulnerable?

“My legs.”

What part of your body is your favorite?

“I like my chest. I have a tattoo figure of Mama Mary and Jesus Christ on my chest. It’s like an altar, a temple.” (Note: The tattoos were done by his brother, Las Vegas-based famous tattoo artist Chris Garcia, who does it for celebrities including Hollywood artists.)

What part of a girl’s body do you notice first?

“It’s always her eyes.”

How’s your love life?

“Happy and fulfilled. I have a wife and three kids. My eldest is 11, from a previous relationship. I have an eight-year-old girl and a two-and-a-half-year-old boy.”

Do you have a night life?

“Yes. It’s my job.”

How much sleep do you get per night?

“ Six  hours, but it depends. If we have gigs, I’d say only four hours. On weekends, I try to catch up on sleep.”

Favorite sleepwear?

“Boxers.”

Do you snore?

“No.”

Do you talk in your sleep?

“Maybe.”

Do you sleepwalk?

“No.”

How many pillows do you sleep with?

“Two. One on my head and the other on my foot.”

Last thing that you do before you go to sleep?

“I pray, just to thank God for having a good day.”

First thing that you do as soon as you wake up?

“Kiss my loved ones.”

How do you unwind, cope with stress?

“My wife and I are addicted to massage. We love massage. I spend time with my kids; they’re my stress-busters.”

Favorite city?

“Quezon City.”

Favorite hideaway?

“Malaysia; it’s my second home. I like Kuala Lumpur a lot.”

How long does it take you to fix yourself?

“Thirty minutes.”

Are you vain like some men?

“No, I’m not vain.”

Three men that you think have nice bodies.

“I never look at men’s bodies. But I think Pepe Smith has a nice body.”

And three women that you think have nice bodies.

“No one in particular. Oh yes, just one... my wife.”

Using only body language, how would you make a woman know that you admire her?

“I will sit beside her, look her straight in the eye and tell her that I admire her. I will talk to her the whole time and I won’t let other guys come near her.”

(E-mail reactions at [email protected] You may also send your questions to [email protected] For more updates, photos and videos visit www.philstar.com/funfare or follow me on www.twitter/therealrickylo.)

ALAN PINEDA

BEFORE THE SLAPSHOCK

BLACK EYED PEAS

BODY

BUT I

CHRIS GARCIA

EVERY MONDAY

LAS VEGAS

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